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Practice-Based Research in Music

London, April 2007


Call for proposals: Practice-based research in music

Following the success of two internal workshops held in Glasgow and
Tallinn, MIDAS invites presentations from doctoral students for the first
open students' workshop on practice-based research in music, to be held at
the Royal College of Music in London on 20 April 2007.

The MIDAS network is an association of European institutions that offer
doctoral qualifications through practice-based research in music.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to 

*	Present research-in-progress to both peers and established
	researchers from a number of European music institutions
*	Discuss topics and emerging methodologies for practice-based
	research in music with a small but informed and knowledgeable
	audience
*	Establish both professional and social connections with peers in
	different institutions in an informal atmosphere.

We welcome presentations across a wide range of topics and formats (e.g.
lecture-recitals, commented performances, multimedia presentations,
illustrated papers). We will prioritise presentations that are founded
principally on both practice and reflection, and proposals that report on
issues of methodology are especially welcome. Presentations may also be
eligible for inclusion in the first issue of a new journal, Music Practice
as Research, published by the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, in
association with MIDAS. Further details will be available in due course.

Short sessions of 20 minutes and longer sessions of 45 minutes will be
available and proposals should clearly state the preferred session length
(both will include further time for questions). Proposals should take the
form of an abstract of up to 500 words, accompanied by relevant audio or
video material if appropriate, with a short CV.  The abstract should
clearly describe the questions or problems under consideration and how
they are being addressed through practice-based research.

If special equipment is needed it would be useful to the organisers to
note that in the proposal. Please also include full contact details.

Please submit your abstract by 1 March 2007 (new revised date) via email
to: s.broad@rsamd.ac.uk

Presentations will be reviewed and selected by a selection committee of
MIDAS members and decisions will be announced by 14 March 2007 (new
revised date).

Individuals or their institutions will be responsible for travel and
accommodation costs, and there will be a modest workshop fee. This
includes lunch and dinner.


Dr Stephen Broad
Research Lecturer
National Centre for Research in the Performing Arts
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G2 3DB
Scotland

Direct: 0141 270 8329
Mobile: 07951 085939
Switchboard: 0141 332 4101
http://www.rsamd.ac.uk
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